Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd

Come and See!

810 West Florida Ave, Melbourne, FL  32901

Sunday Services

ATTENTION!! 

COME AND SEE!

Effective May 2, we have resumed a two Sunday Service format: CAYA (Come As You Are) at 9:05 am in Fellowship Hall and a Traditional Service at 10:55 am in the Sanctuary with overflow in Fellowship Hall. We will continue to live stream on Facebook at 10:55 am and to broadcast on YouTube and website by 1:00 pm or sooner.

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*** Update ***

The Session has made masks OPTIONAL for vaccinated and unvacinated individuals. If you have questions on the terminology, please refer to the CDC web page (link below). This change is effective on March 13, 2022. We continue with in-person socially distanced worship. We want to be in and out of the building as quickly as possible to limit the spread of germs and to give the ushers a chance to sanitize (updates to follow in the future). We are continuing to monitor the COVID-19 situation in our area to ensure we continue safe inperson worship. We will continue streaming worship online so feel free to stay home and participate in worship through that venue if you are uncomfortable venturing out.

In-person worship reminders (more detailed info in previous Call articles):
● Socially distance – please note the red (do-not sit) and green (sit) markings
● Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer
● Masks are optional
● Online streaming of worship will continue
CDC page on COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019- nCoV/index.html

By working together, we can eradicate this insidious virus! The advice from the CDC is that you should get vaccinated unless your physician tells you that your pre-existing health concerns prevent you from getting a shot.  God Bless You!

About Us

The Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd (USA) is a growing congregation. We gather together from across the Melbourne/Palm Bay area to witness to the love of God in Jesus Christ. While some are lifelong Presbyterians, some come from other Christian traditions and backgrounds, or no religious background at all. We welcome the seeker, the devout, and the skeptic alike as we gather to learn, serve, and grow as disciples. We are confident you will find a way to experience and share God’s love at Good Shepherd. Come and See! Join Us!

Thank you for visiting our website. As pastor of Good Shepherd, it is my hope that you will enjoy it as you learn more about our community of faith. Our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. Together, we are striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there is relevant teaching, heart-felt worship, honest friendships, constant prayer, compassionate care for those in need, and many opportunities to serve others. We strive to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can make a difference in our world today.

You are cordially invited to join us this coming Sunday as our church family gathers to draw near to God through Worship.

Yours in Christ,
Pastor Scott

“Serving God and His church with our time, talents and treasure.”

Actions speak louder than words! As Good Shepherds we reflect God’s love through the missions we choose to support. Click here for more information.

Love

Scripture for Sunday, May 8, 2022

John 10:22-30
New International Version

Further Conflict Over Jesus’ Claims

John 1022 Then came the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was in the temple courts walking in Solomon’s Colonnade. 24 The Jews who were there gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
25 Jesus answered, “I did tell you, but you do not believe. The works I do in my Father’s name testify about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not my sheep. 27 My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”

Vacation Bible School 2022

VBS.2022We are Going on a Quest to search for the King’s Armor. All the Knights, Ladies, Pages, and children are excited about Good Shepherd’s Vacation Bible School, Knights of North Castle, to be held from Sunday, June 26th through Friday, July 1st. There will be fun and learning for all ages- PreK-5th grade, Youth (Pages), and Adult Knights and Ladies will be directed by Lady Elenie McCune and Dame Gay Leigh McCune and many capable followers.

We will have a light dinner at 5:30pm every evening headed by Crew Chef Dean McCune. The meal will be $3.00 per night per person or a family of 4 or more $12.00 a night.

The fun and learning will begin at 6:15pm and end at 8:00pm every evening. Knights of North Castle, children through adults will experience the Journey of a lifetime with God!!

Join us as we discover what that journey is all about. We will be having a great time with lively songs, skits, crafts, and Bible stories.
Call the Church at 321-723-3994 or email pcgoodshep@aol.com for Registration. (Open Now)
WANTED HELP FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL
1. Donations of Cakes for each night
2. Kitchen helpers
3. Teachers
4. Teacher Aides
5. Music Director and aides
6. Craft Director and aides
Bring your children, grandchildren, neighbors and friends to this fun Summer Event at our Church. If you need a ride, please call the church.

Got Kids?

Every child has a story. God is dealing with every kid, regardless of how many times they come to church. Treat every Sunday like it is the only Sunday that some kid has. Did they hear about Jesus? Did they feel loved? Did someone ask about them? Nurture these precious children! Whether they are wee little ones or teenagers, we have programs for them all!

Gregorian Chant Choral.

The music that was playing before the start of the worship service is a type of music called Gregorian Chant Choral. Some of you may have recognized it. Ed Denman will be starting and directing a Gregorian Chant group called MAGI (Modern Acoustic Gregorian Intonations)! We would love to have interested gentlemen join this small group opportunity (there are a few openings for ladies too!). It will be a time to learn something new and to experience great fellowship as well. The tentative start date is July 19 at the church at 7:00PM. Temporarily on hold, due to Covid. If you have any questions you may contact Ed through the church office. Your inquiry will be forwarded to him.

 

The Music Program

Good Shepherd held a Christmas Eve Service this year which was attended by congregants who observed all Covid protocols. It was a celebration that the church has every year. Everyone enjoyed the singing of carols, the ringing of the bells, the telling of the Christmas Story, and the camaraderie in the sanctuary.

Click for more information on Music Program.

 

Our Mission

At the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd

Our mission is to help connect people to faith

 A Shepherd leads, cares for, and loves his sheep. The sheep knows the voice of their shepherd, they follow him, and him alone. Even the lost lamb is found and carried in the loving arms of his caregiver. At the Presbyterian Church of the Good Shepherd we listen to the voice of the Good Shepherd, Jesus Christ; we follow the will of our creator God; we are empowered to be obedient sheep through the Holy Spirit. Jesus commanded us to love the Lord our God with all our heart, soul, and mind, and to love one another as he has loved us. That’s our challenge – lead, care for, love, and bring home God’s children. We invite you to join us as we journey and grow in our community of obedient and loving sheep under the care of the Good Shepherd.

Church Mission

Sheep know the voice of their shepherd. If you would like to learn more about the language of sheep, click here. We watched part of this video in a sermon. Watch it all here! COME AND SEE! BAA, BAA, BAA!

Sunday’s Worship

Love, Love, Love

Sunday, May 15, 2022

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